In December for my works xmas party I will be making a cake resembling one of our buildings. The cake will need to serve about 200-250. The cake itself shouldnt be difficult as the basic design is a rectangular shape. My issue is that I am afraid that the weight of the building will make it collapse. I have done stacked cakes before and have had no issues but with a stacked cake, in most of my cases, the cakes get smaller as they go up and therefore the weight decreases with each tier. I am worried about the support of the cake. I have attached a picture of one of the buildings that I may be doing. The pillars will probably be plastic and the accents will be gumpaste. ANy suggestions you have to help me with this cake would be appreciated.
If it's properly doweled you should not have a problem with it collapsing.
I would suggest dowels and cake boards between every 2 layers.
You should read leahs SPS instructions. I think there's a sticky on the Decorating forum.
I needed a cake for 200 and wanted a house to be the main feature. I just couldn't imagine the weight and scope of a cake that size, so I cheated--I made a house out of rice krispie treats and put it in a bi-level lawn that fed 200.
The RKT house sat on a board decorated with shrubbery & a walk and had 10 plastic dowels under it for support. I put it in place when I arrived at the venue.
Just a thought.
Wow Rae that cake was beautiful. Unfortunatley unless I had just one large sheet cake underneath then I dont think that would work out based on the way our locations look. Plus I realllllly want to do the building in cake. I think I might check out the SPS. Thanks for the idea.